Like I said, I'd been to London twice before, and have "done" most of the tourist things. But that doesn't mean on my time off, that I didn't do some of the touristy thing and revisit some old favorites. And I got to check the last two items off that "Must See" list.
Below is a set of pictures from all around London. They are roughly in chronological / geographic order.
|Bank of England. And another underground sign. I shot a lot of them, but didn't publish many here.||Trying to recreate the classic pose from HERE.|
|Gringotts Bank – Also the Bank of England ||St. Paul's Cathedral – I walked by St. Paul's so many times, it was almost like it was stalking me|
|St. Lawrence Jewry|
Saint Alban Church Tower, Wood St. London. It seems like 90% of London is built on or around old church grounds.
|I love the red filter in Chinatown. I was lookin' for the place called Lee Ho Fooks. Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein.||When I was in London 20 years ago, I saw the juggle on the taller unicycle in this very spot, juggling fire.|
Trafalgar Square with the anti-Trident nuclear sub rally going on.
|The gates of Buckingham Palace.|
|The London Eye, peaking out from behind they Horse Guard Parade. ||The London Red-Eye.|
St Margaret's Church; the little parish church. Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, which sits behind it.
|Westminster Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral in London. Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey.|
|These are the newest photo op stars in London: The Levitators. ||Yoda & the Goldman. These aren't the only two.|
|Careful Dick, Batman is readying the Bat-Pole.||Scope, hanging out with the Queen. See the flag? She's home.|
|Platforms 9, 9 3/4, 10, and 11 at King's Cross station.||And I'm heading to the Hogwarts Express!|
|Tower Bridge at night. Not to be confused with London Bridge.||I have a thing for the Underground signs. This is right outside where I was staying.|
|Me, Richard, & Mike, crossing at Abbey Road. The drivers in the area must plan routes around this intersection.||Abbey Road Studios gift shop. Not to be confused with the Westminster Abbey gift shop.|
|I would hate to wake up in bed with this horse's head next to me in bed.||Flowers in Hyde Park.|
|I took a lot of pictures of flowers. Not just for Cora.||Allow me to introduce you to an old friend, Peter Pan. I have visited him in Kensington Gardens each visit.|
|They have moved the pigeons out of Trafalgar Square. They have found a home in Kensington Gardens, by the Round Pond.||This gate at Kensington Palace is where all the flowers to Diana have been on my previous trips.|
|This little dog took himself for a walk.||St. Margaret's Church at Parliament Square|
|The Esme Percy fountain in Kensington Garden.||We refer to these as "Eric Pictures" where I take a picture of something through something else.|
|Went with a vintage look for this one.||It's almost 2 o'clock, better get moving.|
|Do you even need to have a "Keep Out" sign?||I'm on a boat, headed to Greenwich, in the Mean Time. I am also weary.|
|Is that guy doing what I think he's doing?||At least she said, "Yes". That would have been awkward if she would have said, "No" while trapped on a boat.|
|Did you see "Thor: The Dark World"? This is where the big battle took place. They cleaned it up nicely, it appears.||Prime Meridian @ Greenwich Royal Observatory.|
|Dolphin Sundial. The gap between their tails.||I'm East. I'm West. I'm East. I'm West.|
|This ball isn't in Times Square. It drops every day at 13:00.||At 221 B. Baker St. Just dropping in on an old friend.|
|I was really hoping to see the horse bite or kick someone.||And this is the Sherlock Holmes Pub. Located no where near 221B, but not far from Scotland Yard.|
|He's smiling, but he will pop a cap in your ass.||While I was there, I went to see The Doctor.|
|Last time I was here, this pool was a flower garden.||Imperial Camel Corps Memorial along the Embankment.|
|St. Bride's Church: The inspiration for the tiered wedding cake.||"Defend the Children of the Poor & Punish the Wrongdoer" – Old Bailey courthouse.|
|Coworker Lalie & her fiancée Richard.||Coworker Mike and I on our way to Abbey Road.|
And now, off to Brussels…